Because I owe it to myself, my family, my colleagues, and my clients to implement safe showing practices,

I pledge not to show any home to a stranger without first meeting them at the office or a public place and asking them to submit identification.



Michele Partridge

Hunziker & Associates

eena gardner

keller williams gdm

Diana Skaff

Hunziker & Associates, Realtors

Minka Sehic

Iowa Realty

Deb Cross

HBMII, Inc. /Deb Cross

Jennifer E Green

Keller Williams GDM

Luci Stifel

Keller Williams Realty, Ankeny Metro Ames

Margaret Tiernan

Stuart Realty LLC

Matt Grohe


Paula Mahnke

Coldwell Banker MidAmerica Group

Paula Mahnke

Coldwell Banker MidAmerica Group

Brenda Pedigo Weigel

Hunziker & Associates, Realtors

Diane Poore

EllisPoore RE

verlen dahleen

Horstman realty

Brenda Orrell

Keller Williams GDM

eena gardner

keller williams GDM

Elizabeth Wingert

Keller Williams, West Des Moines

Tom Hyde

Iowa Realty

Cheri Olander

RE/Max Concepts

Amber Harrison

Coldwell Banker Mid-American Group Ankeny


Keller Williams

Mariela Mendoza

Keller Williams greater des moines

Bopha Mom-Baccam

Remax Concepts

Gina Thompson

Iowa Realty

Kristal Armstrong

Iowa Realty Indianola

Angie Lancaster

Re/Max Real Estate Group

Janell Jimmerson

Century 21 Signature Real Estate

Roginia Moore

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Julie Moulton

eXp Realty

Lisa Krist

Jordon Grove

kenneth mwirichia

keller williams gdm

Angela M Veatch

Coldwell Banker MAG

Donna L Bistrican

Keller Williams Realty GDM

Alberta Finley

Century 21 sre Ankeny

Randy Henry

Madison County Realty

Daniel Arredondo

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Ben Grotzke

Real Estate Concepts

Tiffany Ehler

Keller Williams Greater DSM

Angelica Vivaldo

Keller Williams GDM

Sandy Van Maanen

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Julie Quandt

RE/MAX Concepts

Chrissi Ripperger

RE/MAX Concepts

Andrea Rouw


Kristen Severs

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Joy Briggs

VIA Group, Realtors


Trust realty


Keller Williams

Michelle D. Morris-Mays

Keller Williams WB

Lynnea Leon


Kelly Henson-Renoud

Russ Lyon Sothebys

Merrill Dillingham

Intrust Realty Group

Volante Gaston-Panpiboon

Taylor Properties

Marissa Lostra

Lostra Realty

Mike Hunt

Keller Williams

Gina Allen

Platinum Realty

Deborah Foote

NP Dodge Real Estate

Chris Haney

Keller Williams Realty

Teri Vorland

Iowa Realty Jordan Grove

Patrice Noble

RE/MAX Concepts

Amanda Thevathath

Hunziker &Associates

Lindsay Reid

Keller Williams

Teri Vorland

Iowa Realty Jordan Grove Office

kevin kolbe

Ramsey-Weeks, Inc.

Brooke Dunn

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Margaret Tiernan

Stuart Realty LLC

Duong Quang

Iowa Realty

Ryan Rivera

RE/MAX Concepts

Sharon Klaus

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Elyse Rogers

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Krystal Marshall

Keller Williams Realty greater Des Moines

Ben Bryant

Associated Realty

Max R Knauer III

Iowa Realty Company

Jim Huber

iowa realty

Peggy Larsen

CENTURY 21 Dement Realty

Jenn Pratt

NextHome Journey

Maria Landmesser

RE/MAX Concepts

Lindsey Aaron

RE/MAX Concepts

Deb Fowler

Century21 Property Professionals Inc

Dawnita Neff

RE/MAX Elite Homes QC

Dennis Bell

Mel Foster Co

Anita Olson

Associated Realty

Twyla Brown

Ruhl and Ruhl Realtors

Gary Doerrfeld

Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty

Holly Brink


Beth Gilbreath

Brissey Realty

Elizabeth Doerrfeld

Doerrfeld Properties LLC

Kim Christofferson

EXIT Realty Capital City

Max Ross Knauer III

Iowa Realty Company

Stephany Goodhue

Iowa Realty

Julie baudler

Coldwell Banker

Cassidy Shreve

EXIT Realty Lora & Company

Melissa R Starr

Ankeny Real Estate Service

Mia Fantauzzi

RE/MAX Concepts

Antonio Miguel Vargas Jr.

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Donna Selindh

Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group

Donna Bistrican

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Bill Bistrican

Keller Williams Greater DSM

Lindsey Capdevila

Keller Williams Ankeny metro

Stacie R Holst

Keller Williams Ames

Lori Strum

Iowa Realty

Identified Prospects

REALTORS® understand an "identified" prospect to be someone who you know personally, was referred to you by someone you know and trust, has been pre-qualified by a lender, or has provided you a copy of a government issued photo identification

Recommended Practices


  • Unless the request comes from a personal acquaintance, or someone referred to you directly from somebody you trust, we should never meet a stranger at a home for a showing unless we have first met them at our office (during office hours) or at a public place (if no one is at the office).
  • We should request Identification from all prospective buyers, and provide copies of identification to our offices in accordance with our respective office policies.
  • We should use the buddy system whenever we are unsure about a showing, and should make ourselves available to our colleagues if they should ever feel the need to take someone with them or feel unsafe.
  • We should always follow our intuition, and never step into situations that we feel uneasy about.
  • During showings, park your car in front of the property rather than in the driveway or in the garage, so that you avoid having your car blocked in.
  • Let the prospect walk in front of you. Don't lead them, but rather direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, "The master suite is in the back of the house."
  • Don't get cornered. Stand near an exit whenever possible. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside.

Open Houses

  • Consider having someone join you for the open house, whether a fellow agent, a friend, or family member.
  • Implement an Identification system for Opens that allows you to take a snapshot of visitors ID’s before allowing them access to the home.
  • Always let someone who is not at the open house know what hours you are conducting your open house and have them check in on you from time to time.
  • When the open house has ended, call your friend and let them know all is well.


  • We should all consider the nature of our personal marketing and be aware that our advertising may place us at increased risk of being profiled by potential perpetrators.
  • We should respect and abide by the request from sellers who have selected the “Safe Showing” option for their property and only show these listings to properly “identified” buyers.